Nikolas Britton wrote: > What I think is interesting is the only ~50% uptake of FreeBSD/amd64 > on 64-bit x86 capable systems. FreeBSD/i386 takes ~90% of the pie. > Also the less then 1% uptake of sparc64 and alpha ports and 0% for > FreeBSD/PPC. Maybe we should can some of these platform ports, how > much overhead do they add to the project?
Woah! It's way, way too soon to start making any decisions based on the bsdstats site. There's less than a thousand machines reporting stats so far -- that's a very small fraction of the FreeBSD total machines around the world. As it is a single small company or user with half a dozen machines submitting their data could have a radical effect on the ordering of many of the tables available on the site. The BSD Stats site is going to need some serious popularization before it provides a statistically significant sample. It would probably take getting the 300.bsdstats periodic job incorporated into the base system and having a 'please register your system' option fairly prominently displayed in the installer for several releases to make it really effective. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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